Forté Project is a music scheme that has launched to support young artists in Wales.
What is Forté Project
Forté Project is a nationwide talent development scheme that is giving young artists in their early music careers the opportunity to receive professional industry support and career progression opportunities through its 2021/22 programme.
What does the project involve?
Ten Wales-based acts between the ages of 16-25 will be selected for the twelve-month programme.
Successful applicants will work through a series of masterclasses in live performances, 1-2-1 mentoring, recording opportunities, career and business guidance plus professional well-being support.
What can I get out of the scheme?
Over the 7 years that the scheme has been running, there have been loads of great success stories including Otto who recently supported Tom Jones.
Public Order from Merthyr were chosen to appear on the soundtrack of FIFA 22. One of the band members Jac Dodson says, “Forté helped us to buckle down and start making music seriously. That’s when we gave ourselves a name and an identity.”
Hana Lili, who has recently been tipped on Spotify’s ‘Radar First Listen’ playlist, and her song featured on Love Island 2021.
The list of opportunities both during and after this scheme are endless!
How can I apply?
Applications are now open until 18th October. You can find out more about the scheme and apply here now.
Pontypridd band CHROMA said, “It’s difficult as an artist starting out, to navigate all the elements that are at play in the music industry. Forte supported our goals and believed in us as artists when we needed to believe in ourselves. Over the pandemic, we have been working on our debut album. We wouldn’t have been able to get the album to the standard that it is at without the early support from the Forte Project.”
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